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Team05 GeekWeek Review – We Won

Team05 GeekWeek Review – We Won

On Friday, Team05 completed GeekWeek. For those that don’t know, GeekWeek is a lot of training, implementation, and teamwork.  To be honest, it felt like a rite of passage. Day 1 The first day started out on time at noon.  Many of us didn’t know what to expect.  We were given some initial tasks/deliverables, and were told to get to work.  We knew this was going to be a pretty daunting task, and we were going to have some late…

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VNXe – Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space.

VNXe – Phenomenal cosmic powers! Itty bitty living space.

When I first saw the VNXe 3100, I was really blown away. The line from Disney’s Aladdin seemed appropriate. Phenomenal Cosmic Powers From both hardware and software perspectives, the VNXe products are packed with goodness. Hardware: Intel Westmere Maximum drives 48/96 (1 SP/2 SP) 2 or 4 SAS ports 2 or 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports Storage processors 1 or 2 System memory 4GB per Storage processor Initially will have 3.5 drives, supporting 2.5″ (25 drive disk enclosures) in the future…

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Hey guys, why does this VM have 3 NICs?

Hey guys, why does this VM have 3 NICs?

Virtualization, as many say, is a journey.  Some people are well down the path, while others are still beginning to understand how it works.  This post is about a situation I recently came across where I had help with the understanding of how things really work. The Situation I was performing some routine maintenance on some ESX hosts and some VM’s at one of my many jobs and noticed something a little strange. Several of the guests had more NICs…

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vSphere 4.1 – Batteries (Client) Not Included in ESX/ESXi

vSphere 4.1 – Batteries (Client) Not Included in ESX/ESXi

vSphere 4.1 is out. You have already upgraded VMware vCenter Server to 4.1. You realize that you downloaded vCenter Server 4.1 and either your ESX 4.1 or ESXi 4.1 media. But… You didn’t download the vSphere 4.1 client.  Remember that the 4.1 client is not included in the installation of ESX or ESXi. Now when connecting to an ESX/ESXi host with an older client, the same installer in the past would allow download of the client from the host. This…

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VMware vSphere 4.1 – RELEASED

VMware vSphere 4.1 – RELEASED

VMware vSphere 4.1 has been released! This is a release that many have been waiting for.  Virtualization.info leaked some early details a couple days ago. Some of the features that are added include: Memory Compression – compressing RAM pages rather than using disk swapping, which will improve performance (could significantly help VDI environments) Storage I/O Control – VM’s with a greater need for disk resources can be given priority. Network I/O Control – Can better leverage network utilization by setting…

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